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Kenya win Japan's Chiba road relay race

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Joyce Chepkirui clinched victory for Kenya at the Chiba international mixed road relay race in Japan on Friday, as the country successfully defended its title. 

Joyce Chepkirui (pictured in August) clinched victory for Kenya at the Chiba international mixed road relay race in Japan on Friday, as the country successfully defended its title.

The 24-year-old runner overtook Japanese 5,000-metre national champion Hitomi Niiya with less than five kilometres (three miles) to go in the final leg of the six-stage marathon race.

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